Rock and Roll Trials Club, Berwick, Maine

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Champe, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    Yep, Kurt Spoonagle is the man to watch in Senior B. I was looking over the score sheets and noticed he got a few points in the first event (Wrentham MA), then only one point for the day at the second event in Meriden CT. Now he has all cleans for the day at the third event. I see a pattern here - but how can it continue ?

    Congratulations to Wheelieman14 for being second in Wrentham.

    There is a Chris Spoonagle terrorizing the expert class. Must be a trials family doing their thing.

    Also congratulations to Heffergm for his second place in intermediate class in Brimfield.

    Wayne Galvin is a long timer who is dominating intermediate right now. He was trials master at Wrentham. I know he is wicked fast on the trails and shows his bike no mercy. He asked to ride mine and I said "no, because he would bring me back a pile of junk". I might reconsider but I need to know I'll get it back in one piece.
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  2. massrider

    massrider Been here awhile

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    I don't have the scores handy but if you look at the Vintage scores from Brimfield you'll see this is right, we didn't have any vintage gates so the vintage class rode the exact same line as the sportsman and senior B.
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  3. heffergm

    heffergm Been here awhile

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    I should probably qualify that a little, with something like 'below expert level'. Obviously there's a point at which you're going to need a modern-ish bike if you want to ride modern style trials. But at anything advanced or below (I'm speaking NETA classes here), I just don't see the bike mattering in the slightest (within reason, unless Pat Smage is on it, then you're back to it not mattering).
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  4. tomatoe333

    tomatoe333 Long timer

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    ....and his son is leading Expert class, IIRC...
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  5. tomatoe333

    tomatoe333 Long timer

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    I'm not sure I'd agree about the bike not mattering.

    I've seen some people do amazing things on the Vintage bikes, like Don Sweet riding Intermediate line at CATRA on a TY175 and only scoring one point on the day. But there are things that are a LOT easier on the newer bikes, even if they are possible (and doable) on a vintage bike. Just getting used to the (lack of) brakes on my vintage ride is enough to make me appreciate modern disc brakes. :eekers

    Folks like MassRider, Gordo83, and Kurt always impress me with what they can do on equipment that's as old as I am.
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  6. heffergm

    heffergm Been here awhile

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    Sorry, my wording was a little confusing. When I said you're going to need a 'modern-ish' bike, I didn't mean to imply that you could ride a vintage pre-monoshock/pre disc brake bike and have it not be a factor. I just meant that if your bike was built within the last decade it's not going to affect your finishing position one way or the other.
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